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Biographical note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Accesion Numbers

Description of Series

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

David P. Rowland Papers, 1861-1865, 1893-1917, 1940-2017



Creator Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915
Title: David P. Rowland papers
Dates: 1861-1865, 1893-1917, 1940-2017
Identification: camh-arc-004114
Extent: 7 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical note

David P. Rowland collected various books, artifacts, and memorabilia related to U.S. political and military history.

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Scope and Contents

The David P. Rowland papers consist of collections of correspondence, photographs, printed materials, sheet music, and memorabilia related to U.S. political and military history. Many materials originate from Rowland's home state of Illinois.

Included are materials related to U.S. Civil War, including photocopies of Confederate Army troop rosters and pension information. Of particular note is a half-plate ambrotype photograph showing the raising of the United States flag at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, on April 14, 1865. The ambrotype is one of a series taken on April 14, 1865, commemorating the end of the U.S. Civil War by the raising of the United States flag at Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. Robert Anderson, the fort's commander, had lowered the flag when the fort fell to Confederate forces on April 14, 1861, in the Civil War's first battle. Anderson returned five years later, having been promoted to Major General. Accompanied by the 3rd Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, Anderson raised the same flag he had lowered at Fort Sumter's surrender.

In addition is Booker T. Washington's letter submitting his annual report to the Board of Trustees of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, dated November 1, 1899. Washington, a former slave, was the first leader of the school, now Tuskegee University, which was founded in 1881 as a teachers' college for African American students.

The collection includes a range of unidentified photographic portraits from the early 1900s; included is an identified portrait of publisher Charles C. Thomas, owner of the Dana-Thomas House designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Also of interest are a series of World War II-era letters written by Illinois servicemen Martin R. Dorwart and Arthur Zimmerman to their families.

The collection includes correspondence with the Kennedy family and other political figures regarding book autographs.

Correspondence by James Earl Ray, the assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr., is included with related printed materials.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Dewey, George
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915
Corporate Names
Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute
Subjects
African American educators
African American universities and colleges
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Political parties
World War (1939-1945)
Places
Confederate States of America
Fort Sumter (historical)

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Separated Material

Materials have been separated to the Library and Material Culture units.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

David P. Rowland Papers, 1861-1865, 1893-1917, 1940-2017, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Colleen Hobbs, May, August, and October 2019.

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Accesion Numbers

2019-078, 2019-082, 2019-159

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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2.325/M72 [SRH1230001829] Confederate Army materials, including state rosters and pension information, photocopies and printed materials 1861-1865, 1896-1912, 2011-2017

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3Z109q.1 [SRH1230022325] Fort Sumter ambrotype April 14, 1865
Conditions Governing Access
Access to ambrotype images by appointment only; please contact photo archivist for more information.

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2W99 [SRH1230020093] Sheet music, "Commodore Dewey's Victory March" 1893

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2.325/A73d [SRH1230000721] Booker T. Washington letter November 1, 1899

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2.325/M72 [SRH1230001829] Miscellaneous portraits, unidentified circa 1900-1970

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2.325/M72 [SRH1230001829] Texas and Houston postcards circa 1907-circa 1944

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2.325/M72 [SRH1230001829] Railroad and post office maps, New Hampshire and Vermont 1917

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2.325/M72 [SRH1230001829] Political paraphernalia, including bumper stickers 1940, 2002-2008

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2.325/M72 [SRH1230001829] World War II correspondence, Martin R. Dorwart to Dorwart family 1943-1944

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2.325/M72 [SRH1230001829] World War II correspondence, Arthur Zimmerman to Zimmerman family 1945

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2.325/M72 [SRH1230001829] Envelope, Dr. H.C. Snyder to Mrs. U. Heiby 1949

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2.325/M72 [SRH1230001829] Illinois State Fair program 1958

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2.325/M72 [SRH1230001829] Correspondence regarding book signings 1962, 1988, 2001

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2.325/M72 [SRH1230001829] Kennedy family correspondence 1967-1968

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2.325/M72 [SRH1230001829] Political printed materials, including printed materials, stamps, commemorations 1968-1991

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2.325/M72 [SRH1230001829] Lincoln Day Luncheon photographs 1982

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2W99 [SRH1230020093] Photograph, Charles C. Thomas undated

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2.325/M72 [SRH1230001829] James Earl Ray, correspondence and printed material 1993, 2007

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